The first table below looks at the demand for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 120 95 123
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Contract jobs citing VBScript 18 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.89% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 2.66% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
Average daily rate
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£315 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £351 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.06 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.30% -
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1133 713 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.26% 33.27% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 447 561
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 43 85
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBScript across the South West region.

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

VBScript Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the South West region.

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -5 7 £231 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 5 £513 - 3
Somerset - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
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VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing VBScript also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBScript.

1 19 (52.78%) SQL
1 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (47.22%) VMware
4 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 13 (36.11%) McAfee
5 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
6 12 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 12 (33.33%) VB
7 11 (30.56%) .NET
7 11 (30.56%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (27.78%) Finance
9 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (25.00%) Sophos
9 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 9 (25.00%) VMware ESX
9 9 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 9 (25.00%) Citrix
9 9 (25.00%) ClearCase
10 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 7 (19.44%) VB.NET
11 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
12 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared
12 6 (16.67%) XenApp
12 6 (16.67%) XenDesktop
12 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
12 6 (16.67%) Oracle
12 6 (16.67%) T-SQL

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing VBScript also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBScript. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.33%) Essbase
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.78%) MSI
3 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.78%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Test Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Business Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Classic ASP Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) ASP Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) .NET
2 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) jQuery
4 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (5.56%) Classic ASP
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.78%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.78%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) UNIX
4 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (8.33%) Web Development
3 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.56%) MVC
4 2 (5.56%) Security Architecture
4 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) OOP
5 1 (2.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) VB
2 12 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (19.44%) VB.NET
4 6 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
6 2 (5.56%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) MCSE
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.56%) MCP
6 1 (2.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (16.67%) XenApp
3 6 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.56%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (13.89%) SCCM
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (8.33%) SCOM
5 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.56%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.78%) MOM
6 1 (2.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (47.22%) VMware
3 13 (36.11%) McAfee
4 9 (25.00%) Sophos
4 9 (25.00%) Citrix
5 6 (16.67%) HP
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 6 (16.67%) Symantec
6 5 (13.89%) Altiris
7 3 (8.33%) Computacenter
7 3 (8.33%) Business Objects
8 2 (5.56%) NetApp
8 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
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